space elevator

space elevator
a hypothetical cable, connecting ground with space, which includes an elevator used to lift payloads or people into orbit
Syn: space bridge, star ladder

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  • Space elevator — A space elevator for Earth would consist of a cable anchored to the Earth s equator, reaching into space. By attaching a counterweight at the end (or by further extending the cable upward for the same purpose), the center of mass is kept well… …   Wikipedia

  • Space Elevator — Schematische Übersicht über einen möglichen Weltraumlift Ein Weltraumlift ist eine theoretisch denkbare Aufzugsanlage vom Erdboden in den Weltraum. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • space elevator —       a concept for lifting mass out of Earth s (Earth) gravity well without using rockets (rocket) in which an extremely strong cable extends from Earth s surface to the height of geostationary orbit (35,786 km [22,236 miles]) or beyond. The… …   Universalium

  • space elevator — /ˈspeɪs ɛləveɪtə/ (say spays eluhvaytuh) noun a proposed system for conveying people, goods, etc., into space, comprising a cable tethered to the earth at one end and to a body orbiting in pace with the earth at the other, along which… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Space elevator economics — compared and contrasted with the economics of alternatives, like rockets. Costs of current systems (rockets) The costs of using a well tested system to launch payloads are high. Prices range from about $4,300/kg for a Proton launch [cite web… …   Wikipedia

  • Space elevator safety — There are many safety issues associated with the construction and operation of a space elevator. A space elevator would present a considerable navigational hazard, both to aircraft and spacecraft. Aircraft could be dealt with by means of simple… …   Wikipedia

  • Space elevator construction — The construction of a space elevator would be a vast project, requiring advances in engineering, manufacture and physical technology. Overview David Smitherman of NASA has published a paper that identifies Five Key Technologies for Future Space… …   Wikipedia

  • Lunar space elevator — A lunar space elevator (also called a moonstalk) is a proposed cable running from the surface of the Moon into space.It is similar in concept to the better known Earth space elevator idea (a cable suspended above Earth, with its center of gravity …   Wikipedia

  • The Great Space Elevator — Bigfinishbox title=The Great Space Elevator series= Doctor Who number= featuring=Victoria Waterfield writer=Jonathan Morris director=Lisa Bowerman producer= executive producer= production code=TBA set between= The Tomb of the Cybermen and The… …   Wikipedia

  • Space manufacturing — is the production of manufactured goods in an environment outside a planetary atmosphere. Typically this includes conditions of microgravity and hard vacuum.Manufacturing in space has several potential advantages over Earth based industry.# The… …   Wikipedia